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A Retinal Reference Guide

Retinal Anatomy

The Retina is the light-sensitive layer of tissue that lines the inside of the eye and sends visual messages through the optic nerve to the brain. The Choroid is the vascular (major blood vessel) layer of the eye lying between the retina and the sclera. It provides nourishment to outer layers of the retina to the brain.

Artery is any of the muscular-walled tubes forming part of the circulation system by which blood (mainly that which has been oxygenated) is conveyed from the heart to all parts of the body. Retinal Nerve Fiber Layer (RNFL) is the expansion of the fibers of the optic nerve; it is thickest near the nerve diminishing toward the ora serrata.

Vein is any of the tubes forming part of the blood circulation system of the body, carrying in most cases oxygen-depleted blood toward the heart. Macula

is a small central area of the retina surrounding the fovea; area of acute central vision.

Optic Disc, Optic Nerve Head (ONH) is the ocular end of the optic nerve. It denotes the exit of retinal nerve fibers from the eye and entrance of blood vessels to the eye.

Fovea is the central pit in the macula that produces sharpest vision. It contains a high concentration of cones and no retinal blood vessels.


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